ASX Trading Hours, Holidays & Settlement Calendar 2021 | Australian Stock Exchange

ASX Trading Hours & Holidays

Check the trading session details of the Sydney-based Australia Stock Exchange. Get the information about Opening and Closing Hours, Holidays and Settlement Schedule in 2021:

Australia Stock Exchange Trading Hours 2021

Opening & Closing (Sydney Time)

Monday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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ASX Market Phases 

# Pre-Open – 7 AM – 10 AM

Trade orders can be entered but no trade takes place until the market opens at 10 AM. All the trades are queued as per the price-time priority.

# ASX Opening Phase  – 10 AM

The Australian Stock Market opens at 10 AM and it takes approximately 10 minutes to calculate opening prices of securities in the following phased manner as per the starting letter of ASX code:

  • Group 1 – 10:00:00 a.m. – Letters A-B (e.g. ANZ)
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Group 2 – 10:02:15 a.m. – Letters C-F (e.g. CBA)
  • Group 3 – 10:04:30 a.m. – Letters G-M (e.g. GNC).
  • Group 4 – 10:06:45 a.m. – Letters N-R (e.g. NAB)
  • Group 5 – 10:09:00 a.m. – Letters S-Z (e.g. SEK)

The time of trades is randomly generated and it occurs up to 15 seconds on either side of the times given above.

#Normal Trading – 10 AM to 4 PM

Normal trading starts at 10 AM and trades are executed continuously as per the demand and supply at the specific price level.

# Pre-CSPA (“Match”) – 4 PM to 4:10 PM

Orders can be entered, removed, or amended but no trades actually take place.

#Closing Single Price Auction – 4:10 PM to 4:12 PM

The Closing Single Price Auction takes place and the closing price is calculated during this phase.

#Adjust – 4:12 PM to 6:50 PM

Trading is closed. New orders cannot be entered but existing orders can be changed or removed.

#Purge Orders – 6:50 PM to 6:59 PM

Expired orders or the orders that are too far will be removed at this time

#System Maintenance – 6:59 pm to 7 pm

#System Closed and Unavailable – 7 pm to 7 am

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ASX Holidays Schedule 2021 (No Settlement)

Date Holiday
Friday, January 1 New Year’s Day
Tuesday, January 26 Australia Day
Friday, April 2 Good Friday
Monday, April 5 Easter Monday
Sunday, April 25
ANZAC Day
Monday, June 14 Queen’s Birthday
Monday, December 27 Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 28 Boxing Day / Proclamation Day

Early Close (Settlement)

The Market will close early at 14:10 (Sydney time) on the following days:

Friday, December 24 Last Business Day before Christmas Day
Friday, December 31 Last Business Day of the Year

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